Sheer blouse & skirt

Unabashed Glamour

“I’m the man who has spent 40 years measuring and studying women’s bodies. Not just thin women. Everyday real women. Real bosoms. Real problems. Women who have no tits and want them, and women who want them smaller. I build frocks.” – Antony Price
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Julie Anne Rhodes

Rock the Westway

The invitation reads “ ‘Rock n Roll’ and ‘Public Library’ shouldn’t mix, one phrase is brash, loud the other sedate and quiet. Yet these two cultures are about to collide. For the first time since the 1850 Library Act that much loved British institution the… Keep Reading »

Prince-Thank-You

Prince Still Rules My World

Tatjana and I are beyond bereft with the news. We have all have just lost another of the all-time great geniuses, and my personal favorite. 2016 seems to be the year of the grim reaper, but my lord what a jam is happening in heaven… Keep Reading »

David Bowie Exhibition at the V&A London

The Life & Times of David Bowie: Act II

I’m still so sad over the loss of David Bowie, both as an avid fan and an old friend. Thank you so much for the sheer pleasure your incredible body of work brought us all, and the warmth of your friendship. I hold so many… Keep Reading »

Tatjana and Mom shopping 2 decades ago

A First for the First Dinner of the Decade

 When Nick rang to wish Tatjana a Happy New Year, he let it slip that Tatjana is actually a really good cook. I have no doubt this is a skill she was hiding from me deliberately because she loves for me to make all her old… Keep Reading »

Nick, Tatjana, and Julie Anne Rhodes

Whining and Dining

We’ve all been there. Spent a fortune on a meal out on the town with that someone special only to have a screaming child take the romantic out of our rendezvous. What are the parents doing? Ignoring the offending behavior. Trust me, Tatjana had her moments… Keep Reading »

Julie Anne Rhodes, Simon LeBon, and Claire Stansfield

Duran Duran Days and Cleanse Update

While I enjoy every second with my daughter and catching up with old friends, Duran Duran are about to play the Hollywood Bowl, so I thought it would be a great time to rerun this oldie but goodie. Just this trip alone, I’ve enjoyed dinner… Keep Reading »

Gerard Depardieu with Julie Anne Rhodes in 1985 film

Girl on Film

While working in Paris in 1985, I landed my first film role in a film called Une Femme ou Deux (A Woman or Two). Talk about jumping in at the deep end… my first scene ever was with Gerard Depardieu!

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Jewels with her cousins, grandmother, and great grandfather

The Personal Chef Approach to the Rescue

Guest Post by: Rachel Cree-Lowe
My earliest memories are almost entirely based on colour. The way the sun looked coming through the leaves as my Aunt held me in her arms and splashed with me in the pool as vivid shades of green dancing above our heads…. Keep Reading »

On tour with Duran Duran 1987

The Frequent Flier

If I had a dollar for every mile I have traveled I’d be on the Forbes Fortune 500 list by now. In an earlier post I mentioned that I missed my flight home from London. Virgin Atlantic mercifully put me on a flight the next… Keep Reading »

thumbs up to dinner

The PCA & Car Picnics Trump Take-Away

I love the summertime! I like the freedom from heavy clothes and shoes, I adore all the fresh fruits and vegetables. I prefer throwing my meat on the grill, and I live for giving into that nagging desire to travel. Thats great for someone who does… Keep Reading »

A still from the short film Passion House

DRESSING UP

Ever since I can remember I have loved dressing up. I spent hour upon hour raiding my mother’s lingerie drawer to dress up like Samantha or Serena (I had a much stronger resemblance to Serena in both colorings and naughtiness) in Bewitched using mom’s negligees.

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Old school service

Last Omnivore Standing

omnivore – an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances

Julie Anne Rhodes – the 2 year old omnivore

I feel like the last human omnivore standing. My ex went vegetarian years ago, my daughter is leaning that way these days, and I live in… Keep Reading »